Thursday, October 08, 2015

USA Part Thirteen - Hanging with Dani and Rachel

So as most of you know, Rich and I are not only fans of traveling in Asia, but we also lived in Korea and Taiwan. I have to say there is something pretty special about the friends you meet when you are living somewhere so far our of your comfort zone. Although Rich and I were the only Kiwi's in our group of friends in Korea we soon came to discover that there more similarities between us and our friends from the USA and Canada than there were differences. That's not to say there weren't a few "Flight of the Concords" moments.

 Anyway Dani was one of the American friends we met in Korea, she now lives in Minnesota and traveled over to San Francisco to see us and her friend Rachel that lives in San Francisco.  Our day with Dani and Rachel began with a lot of walking - no surprises there right?

We met Dani and Rachel at Japantown and then made our way to Fisherman's Wharf, we stopped at Ghirardelli factory store along the way for some chocolate treats.

We did a few different things whilst visiting the madness that is Fisherman's Wharf - my favourite was the aquarium! I loved the octopus and the jellyfish and we got to pat the stingrays! Hurrah!!

So last time I visited San Francisco I really wanted to visit Alcatraz, but I didn't book the tickets in time as the tours are booked out well in advance. For some reason on this most recent visit I did the same thing - when we arrived (early July) the tickets were already booked out until AUGUST. Yikes! So we couldn't do an Alcatraz tour. But we did the next best thing - a habour cruise! At least we SAW Alcatraz even if we didn't actually visit.

We did a  bunch of other stuff with Dani and Rachel, including another visit to both Chinatown and Japantown but I didn't take any photos - I was just enjoying hanging out with friends! It happens sometimes. Also by this point we were onto the last week of our trip and I was a little sick of taking photos every day (hard to believe I know!).

This  was our last day in San Francisco - next stop - LA!


Curtise said...

I do love an aquarium! And a boat trip around the harbour sounds wonderful. xxx

Vix said...

You saw so much, you must have been exhausted! xxx

Unknown said...

Wow it's part 13 already, what a massive USA trip this is! So cool that you got to visit so many different places!
I looove aquariums! Always good for taking amazing photos and I'm always fascinated by the many weird creatures there in the tanks! :)

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